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Offline JanisTX

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Going to Omaha?
« on: July 27, 2021, 05:16:29 PM »
Is anyone going to IAMPETH in Omaha next week?  Do you want to meet up?  I'll be in a mask and I am fully vaccinated!

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Re: Going to Omaha?
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2021, 08:48:38 AM »
I so wish I was going! I hope you have a fantastic time! Post pics!  ;D
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Re: Going to Omaha?
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2021, 12:51:46 PM »
I will post pics!  I was hoping that you & Jean would be there!

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Re: Going to Omaha?
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2021, 05:03:49 PM »
I will post pics!  I was hoping that you & Jean would be there!

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They said they will post the entries for the 2022 IAMPETH convention logo. If they post these on a large board or wall, I'd love to see a photo of them.

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Re: Going to Omaha?
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2021, 08:49:36 AM »
Jean was planning on going -- but ended up in the ICU with subdural hematoma.
Cause: my usual low blood pressure took a dip as I was making my morning coffee.
My husband heard the thud and then heard me calling for help -- I didn't even spill my coffee --
I must have blanked out for a moment - and slid to the floor, bonking my head on the countertop as I slid into a sitting position.

But at 69 -- the brain has shrunk  a bit -- and allowed enough space for some bleeding (subdural hematoma)
Best news of all -- I did not have to have surgery. It's probably too early to predict if I can expect 100% recovery -- but so far things look stable and nothing new and scary has happened.

I had not planned on sharing this information - until I started reading about how often people over 60 fall - and ignore a *bonk* on the head --
I never felt that bad -- but thankfully my husband took me to the ER -
If you are over 60 and you hit your head -- get it checked out --
And if you are on blood thinners -- you absolutely need to go.

If you have kids -- be vigilant with helmets.
I know how to be a patient patient -- but I can see how a kid or a teenager would be a very difficult person to try to nurse back to health.

If you live alone - you might want to consider a service that will check on you once a day.
https://www.snugsafe.com

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Re: Going to Omaha?
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2021, 11:14:14 AM »
Oh Jean,
I am so so sorry to hear this!  :'(  I do hope you are taking it easy and resting. Thank you for mentioning that app as my mom lives alone and I am going to encourage her to use it.

Sending you love and healing,
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Re: Going to Omaha?
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2021, 05:53:53 AM »
Sorry to hear this Jean! Wishing you a full recovery!
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Re: Going to Omaha?
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2021, 10:31:07 AM »
Thank you, Starlee.
At 3 weeks out -- there have been baby steps at a snail's pace.

Full recovery is subjective -- will I get back to where I was on July 24th?
At that time, I was already in a decline with minor sleeping issues and minor memory issues --
I'm 69, so I'm already adapting to the normal issues of aging.
There is no way to tell if the brain injury is hastening them.

Or maybe bonking my head knocked some sense into me and I will manage my 70s and 80s with a better attitude about aging.





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Re: Going to Omaha?
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2021, 08:20:37 AM »
The convention was VERY small, compared to most years.  I saw/met very few international students.  I asked to see the submissions for the 2021 logo & was told that they would bring them out, but they never did.  The classes that I took were very, very good.  Wonderful instructors & great (small) class sizes.  Omaha is a nice town, but I don't know that I ever want to go there again.  After I got home, I received a notice that someone at the convention reported getting Covid-19 after going back home.  :(  I've been just fine, so I wasn't affected.  I told several newbies about the Forum & I hope that they will join!

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Re: Going to Omaha?
« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2021, 11:38:58 AM »
I just listed to The Calligraphy podcast's episode where they played clips from the 2019 conference.  It all sounded so exciting!  I read about the classes that were held in Omaha and they all sounded incredible!   

How newbie friendly is the conference, typically?  I'm seriously considering going to Atlanta next year.  I'd hate to go and feel like I was over my head and then get discouraged.

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Re: Going to Omaha?
« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2021, 04:29:06 PM »
Hi @Clover  IAMPETH is VERY newbie friendly! So many great classes and a huge range of experience. Many new to calligraphy. Atlanta should be great! Join us!  ;D
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Re: Going to Omaha?
« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2021, 11:37:48 AM »
I asked to see the submissions for the 2021 logo & was told that they would bring them out, but they never did. 
Janis
Hi @JanisTX .
Do you happen to remember who you asked about the logo submissions? I'll ask that person directly about them. If not, I'll email IAMPETH generally.
Glad you had a good time and came back safe.
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Re: Going to Omaha?
« Reply #12 on: August 17, 2021, 12:30:18 PM »
They post them at next year’s conference.
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Re: Going to Omaha?
« Reply #13 on: August 22, 2021, 08:03:01 PM »
I asked to see the submissions for the 2021 logo & was told that they would bring them out, but they never did. 
Janis
Hi @JanisTX .
Do you happen to remember who you asked about the logo submissions? I'll ask that person directly about them. If not, I'll email IAMPETH generally.
Glad you had a good time and came back safe.
I asked Mr. MacAfee

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Re: Going to Omaha?
« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2021, 01:52:04 PM »
So @JanisTX Janis, how was IAMPETH? Did you learn lots? What classes did you take? Meet lots of folks? We want all the tea.  ;D
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